What’s the best way to clean a bulky comforter?
Bedding is an essential factor to guarantee you a good sleep each night. And thus, you’ll need to maintain a proper condition of your bedding: sheets, blankets, comforters and etc. so they can stay in the best condition for the longest period of time. The comforter is probably everyone’s most favourite choice when it comes to picking their sleeping companion. Hence, cleaning your comforter is the kind of chore that you will need to do regularly in order to maintain its qualities. Bulky comforters will take even more effort to clean up since they’re often too big and heavy for any type of hand cleaning. So using dedicated machines is the only way.
There are 2 options that you should consider such as time, effort, and the comforter condition. Thanks to IFLreview.com, we’ll show you three of them so you could have a better look at how they’re done and what’s good about each of these methods. Then you can decide based on your own preferences.
1. Dry cleaning your bulky comforter.
This is the simplest option and you could do this in two ways: you can either use a racquet to force the dust-out or use a drying machine and some dry clean remedy. The first way is a little bit traditional since lots of our ancestor use this method. They’ll just simply hit the comforter (or blanket) with the racquet to force the dust-out, then they’ll hang it up, leave it to just basking under the sunlight. But of course not many use this method nowadays since it’s not particularly as effective as the others.
The dry cleaning method that we’re going to show you today is using chemical products and drying machine which is an effective one that most users prefer to do since it’s less time-consuming than washing your entire comforter, cleanerconfessions.com say. But there are few notices that need you to take account of:
- The comforter must be recommended with dry-cleaning by the manufacturer.
- Don’t dry clean your down comforter if you don’t have to. And if you have to do it, remember to follow the instruction and keep fluffing yours every 30 minutes. This will avoid damaging the down structure and breathe more air into it.
- This method will not clean your comforter entirely as the washing does, especially when dealing with the stains.
- And last but not least, if you think you can’t perform this yourself, just ask professions to do it.
And here is how you do it:
- First, you need to purchase a home dry cleaning kit.
- Use a clean cloth and dip into the stain remover liquid, make sure product is comforter-friendly. Then blot the chemicals over the stains that you’ve found on the comforter.
- Let the comforter be for a while. This could be variable depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations, the sizes of your comforter, and its current condition.
- Put your comforter into the included dry cleaning bag from your purchased kit. Make sure you choose the one that fits.
- Place the dry cleaning cloth in the bag and zip it tight. The cloth which contains specific chemical components will remove bacteria, mite, and dust from your comforter.
- Place your comforter in a large drying machine, make sure there is still some space left so it won’t get flatten after cleaning and it will also less difficult for you to pull out afterwards.
- Turn the dryer on and set it to low heat for down comforter and medium heat for other types. Set the cycle according to the manufacturer’s instructions. But if there isn’t one, setting it at the lowest level might be the best option.
- Wait until the process is finished. Drink coffee, read a book, do whatever you like to forget the time since this process can be very time-consuming.
- When it’s done, you can bask your comforter under the sun to clean it even more or just finish and call it a day.
How to laundry a bulky comforter?
This option is what I’ve always recommended my customer to do whenever they have the time since it’ll clean almost every dirt on your comforter even the toughest stains. But it can really cost you a considerable amount of time since you’ll have to wash your entire comforter first then perform the drying process, especially if you use an RV mattress. But if you’re having problems with bugs causing itches during sleep, this is a must-do cleaning method. Washing your comforter is a great way to kill off all the dust mites, bacterial, and other bed bugs that’s currently bothering you.
Before getting to the process, here are few things that you should keep in mind:
- Only wash your comforter with water if the manufacturer allows it.
- Careful when washing down comforter since their texture is very fragile and can fall apart easily when being exposed to water.
- It’ll take from 5-6 hours to finish the washing so make sure you’re able to provide that kind of time.
With all that’s being said, here is how you should do to properly wash your comforter:
- Take your comforter to your local laundry store. Choose the largest washing machine that could handle your bulky comforter.
- Apply the stain remover on the visible stains that you can see on your comforter, you can also use baking soda instead.
- Put your comforter in the washing machine, set the proper mode and apply the washing remedy. Choose the one that can specifically deal with your problems. Like getting rid of bugs or cleaning stains.
- Wait until it’s done and take your comforter out. And prepare for the drying.
- You can either dry yours with a drying machine or air-dry it while basking in the sun. The first method is quick and won’t take a lot of effort but your comforter might get shrunk and flatten. Air drying will protect the fill texture and remains its fluffiness. So choose it at your own concerns.
The Bottom Line?
“And after a period of time, your comforter can get dirty, smelly, and yellow. So when it’s in this state and you’ve tried both the cleaning method but received not much of a result, replacing your comforter might be required.” say the professional cleaners Simon, from London Local Services.
The options which have been given in the article should be chosen depending on your comforter’s condition and personal preferences. How bad is the comforter right now? Can it be cleaned or you’ll have to replace it? If it can be cleaned then which ways should you do it? The answer is depending on the factors that favour you the most, it could be the time, the condition, and so on.
October 17, 2017